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  • Boomtown: A Musical Comedy

    A musical comedy about the most dangerous town in Texas, Boomtown follows the true story of promoter Ace Borger’s “overnight city” in the Texas panhandle. All shows feature a live band!
    Sept. 16-25, 8pm  
    Dougherty Arts Center
  • 40th Annual Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

    Oktoberfest, the family-oriented German fest, gearing up its big 40th year in the Polka Capital of Texas. Enjoy five stages of Oompah at its Best!, artisans, family lederhosen and dirndl contest, 42 tournament contest, waltz contest, Bratwurst, potato pancakes, funnel cakes, the popular Chicken Dance(s), and more!
    Oct. 1-3  
    Fredericksburg
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    Visual Arts

    ICOSA's Window Dressing VI: Nom Ceramics

    Nyaaaah, Covid-19, it's not all about you all the time: ICOSA has been running this series of tiny exhibitions in its front window at Canopy for a while now – whenever the gallery's been closed for installation. So this isn't any makeshift plague-time alternative here; this is just business as usual. Except that – no disrespect to the previous window shows – this display of work by Scott Proctor and Rebeca Milton of Nom Ceramics is much too beautiful to be called "business as usual.": Either hand-built or thrown, Nom's ceramic forms are created to interact with the patterns and line-work in the creators' drawings, the glazed surfaces limned in reference to nostalgic imagery, patterns, and color schemes, reflecting Proctor and Milton's interest in traditional ceramic practices, historical form, and experimental contemporary technique.: And, boy howdy, it'll sure be nice to stroll through Canopy for an eyeful of this delicate industry, won't it?
    Through June 8
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    Food Events

    Live Virtual Cooking Classes with Chef Maribel

    Maribel Rivero, executive chef of acclaimed Peruvian restaurant Yuyo, has launched a new website where you can sign up for her virtual cooking classes – recommended! – but it's also well stocked with recipes, information on cooking essentials, and more. Peruvian ceviche is just the start of what's available here.
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    Lunch & Learn & ACT: Queer the Census

    Kick off Pride Month with a virtual volunteer event: Queer the Census ATX will share how you can become involved in the group's texting campaign, as well the census' importance for the LGBTQIA community.
    Mon., June 1, noon-1pm. Free.  
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    Texas Democratic Party Convention

    In light of COVID-19, the largest state convention in the country has moved all of its programming online. The schedule features official party business, in addition to panels and special guest speakers, including U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren; and former HUD Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.
    Mon.-Sat., June 1-6pm. Free (registration required).  
    Online
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    Special Screenings

    A Selection of Short Films

    A collection of short films that were scheduled to screen at South by Southwest will be shown, including Ingrid Haas’ “Still Wylde,” Chelsea Devantez’s “Basic,” Kate Cox's “Vert,” Carlyn Hudson's “Waffle,” and Dean C. Marcial's “Reminiscences of the Green Revolution.”
    Mon., June 1, 11:25pm  
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    Special Screenings

    AFF at Home

    AFF at Home is Austin Film Festival’s way of promoting a sense of community, engagement, and creativity in a time of distance and restrictions. The latest session focuses on writing for animation, and you can catch up on previous content covering screenwriting topics like dialogue, character, comedy, and more via the website.
    Ongoing  
    Online via AFF
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    Kids

    AISD Encourages Families to Apply for P-EBT

    The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program could provide Austin ISD families a one-time benefit for eligible families to buy food. Families could receive up to $285 per child, which can be used in the same way as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits to pay for groceries. If you think you might be eligible, get more info at hhs.texas.gov.
    Apply by June 30  
    Online
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    Akirash Online

    Sure, Austin's Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya aka AKIRASH has an exhibition at the Carver Museum right now – and the place is closed, of course. But this Lagos-born artist also happens to have one of the most robust websites around, though you'll need a mighty big screen to get the best effect of his huge and colorful mixed-media creations and performance pieces.
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    Alamo on Demand

    Make any Tuesday terror-iffic, any Wednesday weird, and the rest of the week fantastic with Alamo Drafthouse curated picks via Alamo on Demand. If a film is there, it's because an Alamo programmer loves it. It's kinda like going to your favorite video store when you could do that, mixed with going to your favorite theatre, when you could do that too. Staff picks, cult classics, Found Footage Fest and Master Pancake, Weird Wednesday and Terror Tuesday, Fantastic Fest faves, they're all there for rental or purchase.
    Ongoing  
    Online via ondemand.drafthouse.com
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    Special Screenings

    ATX TV ... From the Couch

    Registration is now open for the first virtual ATX Television Festival. Get the full lineup on the website, and find out more at austinchronicle.com/screens.
    Fri.-Sun., June 5-7. Free.  
    Online via ATX Television Festival
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    Theatre

    Austin Acts: Contest of Characters

    Austin's City Theatre invites you to submit a video or recorded acting performance in their Virtual Stage Talent Competition. There's no cost to enter and anyone can participate, no matter your experience. Note: The top finalists in this thespian battle will competing for prizes in an end-of-summer live theatre event. See the City Theatre website for submissions and contest guidelines.
    Deadline: June 20  
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    Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee Meeting

    See agenda for details.
    Mon., June 1, 1-3pm  
    Online
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    Special Screenings

    Austin Film Festival: Submit Your Script

    The deadline to submit your script to the Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition is fast approaching. Get all the details on the website.
    Deadline: Mon., June 1. $70.  
    Submit online
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    Austin ISD Board Information Session

    See the AISD Board meetings website for more info.
    Mon., June 1, 5:30pm  
    AISD.TV; AISD FB page
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    Austin Public Library Service Changes

    All Austin Public Library locations have reopened book drops as part of their phased reopening plan. Books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being released to the public. The next phase includes curbside pickup at select locations, beginning with Central, Manchaca, Ruiz, Southeast, Carver, Windsor Park, University Hills, North Village, Spicewood Springs, and Milwood branches.
    Book drops open as of June 1; curbside pickup begins June 8  
    Austin Public Libraries citywide
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    Best Food Trucks

    Best Food Trucks is offering an order-ahead service to help practice social distancing, and bringing food trucks to underserved communities. You can find trucks near you by going to the online map.
    Ongoing  
    Citywide
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    Sports

    Bikin' Betties Solo Scavenger Hunt

    A fun way to get involved with Social Cycling Austin while maintaining a safe social distance. You'll bike to several locations around town and snap a selfie, then post using selected hashtags. Check the FB event page for all the details, and have a fun, safe, socially distant ride!
    Through Tue., June 1  
    Citywide
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    Bonnie Whitmore

    Venmo: @bonniewhitmore; CashApp: $thebonniewhitmore; PayPal.me/bonniewhitmore
    Mondays, 3pm  
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    Burnet Road Virtual Public Hearing

    Austin's Corridor Program Office, along with TxDOT, hosts a virtual public hearing on the bond-funded improvements to Burnet Road from U.S. 183 to MoPac's frontage road.
    Through June 5. Daily, 9am-5pm  
    Online
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    Comedy

    ColdTowne TV

    "Set your dial to CTTV for at-home entertainment seven nights a week on ColdTowne’s Twitch channel, featuring experimental improv, live podcasts, scripted readings, guest characters, and more. Whether you’re a front row sitter or like to chill in the back, you can join the conversation with our interactive chat or just kick back and relax as you recline into cyberspace." See website for details.
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    Connect2Texas

    The Bullock Museum has an excellent selection of educational programming that can be incorporated into distance learning or experienced just for fun. There are recordings and worksheets on a range of topics as wide as Texas: blues music, extreme mammals, cattle drives, and more. Plus, check out the very cool interactive tools like the Texas history timeline and "Campfire Stories," an interactive version of Amarillo artist Robert T. Ritter's mosaic that leads you to discover the people who wrote the stories of Texas.
     
    Online
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    Creatives Support Chat

    The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce and the city of Austin invite all creatives impacted by the pandemic to a virtual conversation to share available resources, innovative ideas, and ways to support one another. This event is free and open to musicians, visual artists, photographers, videographers, dancers, and all other creative entrepreneurs.
    Registration closes June 3; chat is June 4, 11am  
    Online
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    DIY Ragweed Control

    Pease Park could use your help. Since we’ve been social distancing, Pease Park Conservancy hasn't been able to host their annual spring volunteer events. They’re asking for volunteers to help curb some of the ragweed and litter that has found itself in Pease Park while also maintaining a safe distance away from each other. This is a DIY project and anyone can get involved; just show up anytime throughout the next month and do your part.
    Through June 30. Free.  
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    Donate Blood, Get Free Whataburger

    We Are Blood partners with Whataburger to give all blood donors in June a voucher for a free hamburger. Donate at any WAB mobile drive or at one of their three locations to participate. Due to COVID-19, appointments are mandatory, so call ahead at 512/206-1266 or register online.
    Through June 30  
    We Are Blood donor centers and mobile drives
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    Find Work That Matters

    Has COVID-19 got you reevaluating your career path? This workshop will help you plan your next move and find fulfillment in your work life.
    Mon., June 1, 6:45pm. Free.  
    Online
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    Food Access Resources From SFC

    The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they are accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    March 30-July 23  
    Citywide
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    Food Access Resources from SFC

    We have to admit it's getter better, but we've still got a ways to go in dealing with this pandemic. The Sustainable Food Center has put together a thorough compilation of food access resources for Central Texans, ranging from farmers' markets to CSAs to delivery options and everything in between, so you can ensure that healthy food stays on your table. And if you're able to contribute they're accepting online donations, which support farmers and low-income families facing food insecurity. Get all the details on their website.
    Citywide
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    Food Events

    Food News Buffet

    Bowled over with bread, lately, but still missing those soupy bread bowls at Gourmands? Hang on, citizen – the patio of that bastion of culinary goodness is now open for private party reservations, even while takeout and delivery continues. And the same situation is true of Downtown's popular and vodka-friendly Russian House, even though they're still refusing (no matter how often we nag them) to name any menu item "Ballroom Blintz."Meanwhile, on West Sixth, the Key Bar welcomes a six-month pop-up from the Eastside's agave-mongering La Holly – featuring more tequila, mezcal, et cetera than you can shake a succulent at – accompanied by those Mexico City-inflected noms from the Taco Flats food truck.And, no, the apple-forward savants of Eastciders aren't abandoning their elegant Collaboratory tap room on Springdale; but they're currently revamping the former Uncle Billy's Smokehouse on Barton Springs Road, turning the joint into Austin Eastciders BS – replete with wine, cocktails, coffees, limited-edition small-batch ciders (fermented on-site, no less), and a full menu of noms. (It's maybe because we have a bit of a foodie crush on chef Page Pressley that we feel compelled to mention: He's the man behind the new menu that'll feature cider-brined cured meats, pizzas, sandwiches, and salads.): Hey, you a Nutella fan? You know – that chocolatey hazelnut spread that's really popular in Europe? It's kind of like peanut butter, but it's made with, well, hazelnuts instead? Then you'll be stoked to know that Dolce Neve, those celebrated purveyors of traditional Italian gelato, have begun making and selling a jarred hazelnut spread. Yeah: An artisanal Nutella sort of treat! And now it's available at Sour Duck Market, too.: Also, the popular Uncle Nicky's and Juniper restaurants? They're among the Austin venues (see also El Alma, LORO, and more) giving that 50% capacity thing a go, and we'll be watching to see how that turns out.
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    Fuel Our Heroes Austin

    UT-Austin student-led initiative Fuel Our Heroes Austin is raising funds and taking donations of PPE, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper for health care heroes at Dell Medical School. So far they've raised almost $17,000; donate online now to help reach the goal of $100,000 and to get vital supplies to those at the front line of the COVID-19 crisis.
    May 15-June 12  
    Online

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